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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 09, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Short - Turn on lights and speedo and Gas go dark

Hey, When I turn on my lights my main dash goes dark, Gas and Speedometer and my right blinker indicator turns on and stays on. The gas gauge goes to zero. Any ideas where my short might be?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 09, 09:14 PM
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Re: Short - Turn on lights and speedo and Gas go dark

Sounds like a bad, or missing ground to the instrument cluster

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 09, 10:19 PM
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Re: Short - Turn on lights and speedo and Gas go dark

Something similar happened to me. Turned out I didn`t have the top center screw in the instrument housing that has a ground attached to it.

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